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Mayor de Blasio Issues Stern Warning After Special Ed Teen Disappears from School

Thursday, September 18, 2014

NYC officials are investigating what went wrong at the special ed school where a teenager managed to leave undetected almost a year after the tragic disappearance of Avonte Oquendo.
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UPDATE: Missing Teen Found After Leaving Special Ed School in Brooklyn

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Nashaly Perez-Rodriguez's disappearance comes less than a year after autistic teen Avonte Oquendo walked out of his school in Long Island City.
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Regents Weigh New Routes to a High School Diploma

Monday, September 15, 2014

High school students may finally be allowed to swap out one of the five Regents exams required for graduation for an alternative test that meets their interests or area of study.
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Mayor Says Seats for After-School Programs Filling Up

Friday, September 12, 2014

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Mayor Bill De Blasio is urging middle schoolers' parents to sign up their kids now.
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New York City Charter Schools Test New Rent Rules

Friday, September 12, 2014

Charter schools that rent market-rate spaces are testing their new right to free space in public buildings. If the city can't make room for them, it will have to cover the costs. 
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Opinion: One Well-Placed Volunteer Can Add 900 Hours to a Student's Learning Time

Friday, September 12, 2014

There are lots of ways to help kids who need it. Two education leaders celebrate the teaching volunteers from AmeriCorps on the 20th anniversary of the program. 
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Judge Approves Merger of Teacher Tenure Lawsuits in New York

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Two lawsuits challenging teacher tenure rules in the state will be consolidated, allowing both of them to proceed in a Staten Island courthouse.
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New York Allows Charters to Grow Inside Shared School Buildings

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration has agreed to let four more charter schools take space in public school buildings, including two run by Eva Moskowitz's Success network.
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Report: NYC Offers Too Little Too Late for Over-Age Middle School Students

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A quarter of New York City middle school students have been held back at least once. Advocates say the city needs to do more to prevent them from dropping out of school altogether.
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Seats Remain Unfilled in Pre-K Expansion Despite High Demand

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

In week two of New York's pre-k expansion, some programs face huge waiting lists while others struggle to fill empty seats.
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Photos: New York Goes Back to School

Friday, September 05, 2014

From first day outfits to tearful goodbyes, nearly 100 photos were circulated in the WNYC/New York Daily News #BacktoSchool photo share. Thank you to all who participated!  
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NYC Mayor Takes Victory Lap as School Opens with Expanded Pre-K

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The rhetoric soared on this first day of school, as Mayor de Blasio claimed to be laying a new foundation for the children and the city of New York.
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NYC Kicks Off School Year with Smooth Rollout of Expanded Pre-K

Thursday, September 04, 2014

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As more than 51,000 New York City children started pre-kindergarten, the mayor promised to follow up with training and oversight to maintain quality in the newly expanded system.
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NYC School Year Starts with New Mayor's Imprint

Thursday, September 04, 2014

New York City public schools open with more than 50,000 4-year-olds heading to pre-k classes — but that's just one of several changes marking the new school year.
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Expectations Run High for NYC Pre-K Expansion

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Mayor de Blasio said his initiative to expand the number of pre-k seats in New York City is foremost on his mind. It can't just be good, he said, "It has to be great."
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Pencils? Check. Paper Towels? Check. Back to School Shopping in Full Swing

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Pencils, notebooks, paper towels. The lists get longer every year while teachers' budgets for supplies stay too low.
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New Schedule in NYC Schools Makes Time for Teaching the Teachers

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

New York City teachers will spend more time learning from each other and less time in the classroom. Can 150 minutes a week make a real difference to teachers and their students?
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Back to School This Week? Share Your Picture with WNYC!

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

That special September buzz of excitement, nerves, and anticipation is in the air. Share the emotion of the first day back to school with a photo hashtagged #BacktoSchoolNYC.
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Safety Issues Shutter Nine Pre-K Programs, Delay Opening for Dozens

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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The centerpiece of the de Blasio administration saw a setback Tuesday with the announcement that nine new pre-k programs were closing and another 36 face delayed openings. 
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Principals Union Sees Back Pay as Stumbling Block in Contract Talks

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The union representing New York's principals claimed the city is unfairly trying to squeeze its members out of raises they're entitled to from when they worked as teachers.
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